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Dori Hillestad Butler
Dori Hillestad Butler has always wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel when she was in sixth grade. She wrote it to find out if she could write a novel, and because she needed extra credit in her English class. Her dream of becoming a published author came true in 1997, with the... show more

Dori Hillestad Butler has always wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel when she was in sixth grade. She wrote it to find out if she could write a novel, and because she needed extra credit in her English class. Her dream of becoming a published author came true in 1997, with the publication of The Great Tooth Fairy Rip-Off. She's gone on to publish more than 35 additional books for children.Her books have been appeared on children's choice award lists in 18 different states. Trading Places with Tank Talbott won the Maryland Children's Choice Award in 2007. And The Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy won the 2011 Edgar Award for best Juvenile Mystery.Dori has also been a ghostwriter for the Sweet Valley Twins, Unicorn Club and Boxcar Children series, and a children's book reviewer for several publications. She's published numerous short stories, plays and educational materials, and has served as the Iowa Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators' Regional Advisor.She grew up in southern Minnesota and now lives in Coralville, Iowa with her husband, son, dog and cat. She visits schools and leads writing workshops all over the country. For more information, visit her website at www.kidswriter.com.
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Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 3 years ago
This was an okay book. There was nothing that really made it stand out, but it was well-written enough. Unfortunately it just wasn't interesting enough to want to re-read. It was a push to finish it. Miss L completely zoned out on the last 4th.
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker rated it 7 years ago
I love animals and couldn't resist this book even though it is for "younger" readers. It was flat out adorable, very touching, and made me laugh, cry, and then laugh some more. King (the dog) is so perfect as a detective and the author did a great job keeping King a dog even though she was giving hi...
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